June 27th, 2012

a-links

[links] Link salad is automatic for the people

Reality Show on Mars Could Fund Manned Colony by 2023 — It's like the New Wave come to life.

Alan Turing Saved My Life — Some history for you.

FORCE — Hyperpolitics. Interesting mediation on the power of linking. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Why Is Memory So Good and So Bad? — (Via David Goldman.)

New primitive mineral in Allende meteorite found

That Squid On Your Plate Could Inseminate Your Mouth — Come, come, this sucks. (Via David Goldman.)

Elephant Seals Help Uncover Slower-Than-Expected Antarctic Melting — Science adjusts its finding in accordance with further observations of reality. (Via [info]ericjamesstone.)

Rand Paul Fetal Personhood Amendment Stalls Flood Insurance Bill — Confidential to GOP in America: Of course government doesn't work if you spend all your time deliberately gumming up the process. Also, you guys are assholes.

Is the US tax system fair?The US tax code has almost always been progressive, meaning the richer you get, the higher percentage of your income you have to pay to Uncle Sam. The fight is usually over where to draw tax brackets, though some say it's time to change that.

Sorry Dad - The Media isn’t Liberal and Fox News isn’t Reliable — What do you know? Actual facts to back up some very obvious and pervasive truths. (Indirectly via [info]danjite.)

Condoleezza Rice says "no way" to VP for Romney — I can understand this. I think anyone associated with the Bush administration would be out of their minds to run for high office. No Republican wants that kind of scrutiny.

NBC/WSJ poll: Six in 10 say Obama inherited current economy — Which, oddly enough, happens to be objectively true, not just a matter of opinion. Not that you could find a Republican in America who will admit the reality of the horrible damage GOP policies did to the economy during the Bush presidency. No, they want more!

?otD: Drive much?




6/27/2012
Writing time yesterday: 2.25 hours (2,000 words of short story first draft plus 0.75 hours of WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (solid)
Weight: 239.0
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate

writing-flying_car

[writing] Making with the write-y bits

Over the last two days, I've knocked out 2,300 words of a requested steampunk short story. It involves airships, so I'm trying to do something a little different. I mean, airships are to steampunk as lost heirs are to high fantasy. So, come on, do something new, right?

I've spent most of June either noodling around on book proposals and other miscellanea, or taking time off. In fact, I have a book proposal going right now for a new Sekrit Projekt which may or may not go somewhere, but it certainly won't go anywhere at all if I don't turn in the proposal. I'm also back to writing actual, you know, fiction, which is what this is really all about.

More to come, of course, Collapse )